DIY toys like these homemade magic wands are fun for Kids! Use our no-sew star wand craft tutorial to learn how to make this DIY fairy princess wand toy with rainbow ribbon streamers. Magic fairy wands are a great birthday party favor, costume prop, and a dress-up toy for pretend or dramatic open-ended play!
My little girl is in LOVE with fairies.
Make some rainbow star wands today!
Related: DIY Rainbow Peg Dolls
How to Make a Rainbow Ribbon Magic Fairy Wand for Kids
The rainbow star cookies we made were so good, I suggested that we also make a rainbow ribbon magic fairy wands.
We used our star cookie cutter, ribbons in a rainbow of colors, and glimmer felt to make a magic star wand. It turned out so well we decided to make a more fairy wands as favors for my daughters birthday party.
Our rainbow ribbon star wands were a huge hit with my daughter and her friends!
Homemade Rainbow Star Wand Materials
- White glimmer felt or stiff felt
- Star cookie cutter
- Fabric marker (disappearing ink) or fabric marking chalk
- Rainbow ribbon
- Wooden dowels (1/4 X 12 inches)
- Gold tinsel cord
- Low-temp glue gun
Magic Fairy Princess Wand Step by Step Directions
Step 1 – Cut 2 felt stars for each magic fairy wand
Draw a star or use a disappearing ink fabric marker or fabric chalk to trace a star-shaped cookie cutter and a fabric marker with disappearing ink to trace stars onto the back of the glimmer felt. You will need two stars for each magic wand. Don’t worry, the ink will disappear in about 12-24 hours. You can also use water to remove it. Yes, it even works on white felt!
Step 2 – Cut ribbon for each star wand
Cut six 12 – 14-inch sections of ribbon in a rainbow of colors for each fairy wand. We used red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple found in THIS pack.
Step 3 – Glue ribbon strips to each felt star
Use a low-temperature glue gun to attach the ribbon to the inside bottom of one side of each of the felt stars. If you are using glimmer felt, make sure the glimmer side of the felt is facing out.
Step 4 – Attach felt star to a wooden dowel for each fairy wand
Place a wooden dowel on one-half of each rainbow ribbon star and glue it in place.
Step 5 – Glue second star half to the wooden dowel to complete each magic fairy wand
Glue the felt star halves together with the wooden dowel and ribbons inside to create each rainbow ribbon magic fairy wand. Once again, make sure the glimmer side of the felt is facing out before gluing the star halves together.
Step 6 – Attach the gold tinsel cord to the outside edge of each rainbow ribbon star wand
Use a low-temperature glue gun with glue sticks, to attach the non-stretch gold tinsel cord to the outside edge of the star on each magic fairy wand.
You will be touching the glue and getting it all over your fingers so it is VERY important that you use a low-temperature glue gun or a glue gun that has a low-temperature setting. High-temperature glue guns can cause a serious burn if you touch the glue.
Start on the back side of the star and work it around to the front.
Next, glue a small section of cord to the part of the star wand without gold tinsel cord on the back.
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Rainbow Ribbon Magic Wand DIY Toy for Kids
DIY rainbow ribbon magic fairy wands are fun for kids to use as a dress up prop for pretend or imaginative play. They also make a great birthday party favor.
Be sure to check out our Patriotic Star Wands for more photos and wand making tips!
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